14 Jul Raul, Iker Casillas membership’s ‘largest frauds’
Actual Madrid president Florentino Perez branded former gamers Iker Casillas and Raul Gonzalez the “largest frauds” within the membership’s historical past in an audio recording from 2006 that was leaked Tuesday.
Perez, who returned as Actual Madrid president in 2009, was talking after leaving the position for the primary time, a call he mentioned within the leaked audio was partly all the way down to Raul.
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Casillas and Raul each left the membership throughout Perez’s second tenure however have since returned following their retirement as gamers. Casillas works for the Actual Madrid Basis and Raul is the coach of the B team, Castilla.
“He isn’t adequate to be the goalkeeper for Actual Madrid, what would you like me to say?” Perez says of Casillas within the audio, which first appeared in El Confidencial. “He isn’t. And he by no means has been.
“It’s the huge mistake we made. What has occurred is that [broken audio] they adore him, they wish to converse with him. … I do not know. They defend him a lot. However, nicely, he is among the huge frauds of Madrid. The second is Raul. The 2 largest frauds at Madrid are first Raul after which Casillas.
“[Zinedine] Zidane’s a terrific man. And [David] Beckham and Ronaldo. … However then there are the others that assume that … let’s have a look at. Raul is a foul individual.
“He thinks Madrid is his and he makes use of the whole lot there’s in Madrid, creating the whole lot for his personal profit. Him and his agent. They’re responsible for Madrid not doing nicely.
“Look, I left, amongst different causes, due to him. As a result of he, now he considers his time ending, says: ‘Earlier than I am going, I’m going to finish Madrid.’ He’s a destructive man, he’s destroying Madrid and the morale of the gamers so that folks say: ‘It is as a result of Madrid are unhealthy, not Raul.’ It is horrible how unhealthy this man is.”
Later on Tuesday, Madrid launched a press release on behalf of Perez by which he claimed the audio was leaked due to his involvement in selling the not too long ago failed European Tremendous League undertaking.
The assertion learn: “Given the story in El Confidencial, by which feedback are attributed to me, I feel it is necessary to make clear:
“The feedback had been made in dialog with D. Jose Antonio [Abellan], who has been unsuccessfully making an attempt to promote them for years. It is stunning that given the time that has handed, they’ve appeared as we speak within the newspaper El Confidencial.
“The feedback are taken out of the context by which they had been made. That they’re reproduced now, after so a few years, I consider is because of my position as one of many promoters of the European Tremendous League.
“I’ve positioned the problem within the palms of my attorneys who’re learning attainable authorized motion.”
Raul left Actual Madrid in 2010 after 18 years on the membership, going on to play for Schalke, Al Sadd and the New York Cosmos earlier than returning in a training capability in 2018. He took over the membership’s reserve team the next 12 months.
With 323 targets, he was Madrid’s high scorer of all time when left, though he has since been overtaken by Cristiano Ronaldo, who netted 450 targets in 11 years on the Bernabeu.
Nonetheless, Raul stays the membership’s file look holder, with 741 for the primary team.
Casillas is second to Raul, with 725 appearances. The previous goalkeeper joined the membership’s academy in 1990 and left 25 years later, becoming a member of Portuguese aspect Porto in 2015 earlier than retiring in 2020 following coronary heart issues.